By: Ralston Heath
There is a way to develop self-esteem that is a bit different from the mainstream methods. The book Think and Grow Rich calls this method the law of autosuggestion. In short we are what we are due to what we do every day, we are what we do, and we do what we are, ever strengthening the behavior through practice and repetition. The universe will provide us with all we want and ask for, rather negative or positive; you will receive misery just as easily as you receive happiness, depending on how you think.
It may seem a bit hard to comprehend, that you can receive poverty as easily as you can receive prosperity through the thoughts you keep, this statement is as true as one plus one equals two. What you think, is what you receive, and once you begin to get what you think, your thoughts are reinforced to confirm that what you think is true, and so you continue to think the same way and continue to receive the same thing. Whether you are receiving riches or misery, happiness or poverty, it is because of what you think. All this talking leads us to the underlying problem of self-esteem, or the lack of it.
You have to change the thoughts before you can change the way you think, you have to change the way you think in order to change your life, and the best way to change your thoughts is through autosuggestion. You may have discovered that your greatest weakness is a lack of self-confidence, and with this discovery, you desire a cure, a way to change your low self-esteem into overcoming self-confidence. Well, the book Think and Grow Rich offers you the solution to your problem, a formula to change your thoughts. Just like mathematical formulas are use to solve math problems, so to this formula is used to change your thoughts.
The book Think and Grow Rich informs us that you must resolve to your self to throw off the influences of your current environment and to build your life to be the way you want it. To do this you will need to follow the following formula until you have changed the way you think. Starting now, you will both write down the following statements and then tape them to your bathroom mirror, or your coffee pot, wherever you will see it first thing every day. You could copy and paste them to a document, and save it to your computer and use it as your desktop or as a screen saver, or any method you can think to use so that you see this every day. Then when you see it, you will read it aloud and with meaning, at least twice every morning, then again at lunch, then again at dinner, and once more before bedtime. In this manner, you will be using the power of autosuggestion and after a short time, you will have it memorized, and shortly after that, your subconscious will accept it as truth. Then just as surely as the sun rises every day, you will see a change in yourself and in your life, and an improvement of your circumstances. The formula works, so do it now, and with only a few repetitions you will see results, and with a whole week of this, you will experience positive feelings and better self-confidence.
First, I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to take such action.
Second, I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality. Therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear picture.
Third, I know through the principle of outo-suggestion any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seed expression through some practical means of attaining the object because of it, therefore, I will devote tem minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of self-confidence.
Fourth, I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life and I will never stop trying until I have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.
Fifth, I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction that does not benefit all whom it affects I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity. I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them and myself.
Last, I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud every day, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become self-reliant and a successful person.
Now is the time to act, so get busy and write the formula down, or print it, and put it where you will see and use it. Remember that all impulses of thought have a tendency to clothe themselves in their physical equivalent.
Ralston Heath can be found blogging at http://manifesting-dreams.blogspot.com and you can get it all at http://www.thinkgetrich.com